top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 25 presents:

The weekly chart reflects the diversity of programming on WRIR. In an average week, WRIR DJs play approximately 1,200 albums (and EPs and singles).

To make it on the list, an album must be released in the past year. Local bands and albums played by more than one DJ are given priority in the rankings.

Below the chart is a list of new albums added to the music library once that information has been compiled. Check back later if it’s not there yet.

1 Dehd Flower of Devotion Fire Talk
2 Zhé Aqueen The Hypnomonic Album Heye Vibez
3 Henny L.O. Sages Mutant Academy
4 Tykoon Tha Misfit Model Citizen self-released
5 Positive No Kyanite Little Black Cloud
6 Keep Keep – EP Citrus City
7 Inter Arma Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
8 Olamina & Awareness Back to the Mission LOVE CITY
9 Orville Peck Show Pony – EP Columbia
10 Cut Copy Freeeze, Melt Cutters
11 Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Partisan / Fontana North
12 Kenny Roby The Reservoir Royal Potato Family
13 Exploding Flowers Stumbling Blocks self-released
14 Courtney Marie Andrews Old Flowers Fat Possum
15 Emma Swift Blonde On The Tracks Tiny Ghost
16 Woods Strange to Explain Woodsist
17 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
18 GUM Out In The World Spinning Top
19 LA Priest GENE Domino
20 OHMME Fantasize Your Ghost Joyful Noise
21 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
22 Dan Bern Quarantine Me Kababa Music
23 Deerhoof Future Teenage Cave Artists Joyful Noise
24 Melenas Días Raros Trouble In Mind
25 Man Man Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between Sub Pop
26 Deante’ Hitchcock BETTER ByStorm Entertainment/RCA
27 Flat Worms Antarctica GOD?
28 Lilly Hiatt Walking Proof New West
29 U.S. Girls Heavy Light 4AD
30 King Krule Man Alive! True Panther Sounds


    August 25th, 2020

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Handful Of Brains presents:

Tonight on Handful of Brains (7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio), we’ll celebrate Nat’l Rat Catchers Day early (it’s 7/22). We’ll have a couple of songs about rats along with music from Blitzen Trapper, Radiohead, Dehd, Anjimile, Lomelda, Grateful Dead, U2, Sleigh Bells, St. Vincent, The Bug vs Earth, and more!

Pet your cat, hug your exterminator, and pay that Pied Piper!

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    Handful Of Brains    July 21st, 2020

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